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hannah'sauntie 15.02.2013 09:12

Skier outruns avalanche
 
A skier taking part in the Swatch Skiers cup in Zermatt was almost hit by an avalanche, but managed to outrun it. Watch the video!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...es-bottom.html

Motorschweitz 15.02.2013 09:20

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Heh heh, in case of avalanche, do backflip. Insane.

Pretty cool, reminds me of when T Rice ducked under and out of an avalanche a few years ago.

Guest 15.02.2013 11:39

Re: Skier outruns avalanche
 
He was so lucky - rule numero uno in an avalanche, don't try to outrun it but go directly to the side.

Wollishofener 15.02.2013 12:58

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He was so lucky - rule numero uno in an avalanche, don't try to outrun it but go directly to the side.
Exactly. He did apparently, at least as I see it on the video, the possibility to get to his right into the cover of those rocks. But he apparently started the avalanche himself and wanted to do a show. My guess is that the whole thing became a bit narrower than planned. But all this is just guessing.

Whatever, I admired his splendid skiing style. Reminded me of my brother who also did skiing that way, and at times also launched a bit silly stunts.

fatmanfilms 15.02.2013 13:03

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He was so lucky - rule numero uno in an avalanche, don't try to outrun it but go directly to the side.
Rule 1 , is don't get in an avalanche in the first place!

JBZ86 15.02.2013 13:05

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Quote:

He was so lucky - rule numero uno in an avalanche, don't try to outrun it but go directly to the side.
I think it kind of depends when and where it hits.

Sometimes you need the speed going down to get out at the side, but, none the less, you need some luck on your side.

JBZ86 15.02.2013 13:15

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To see some crazy dudes outrunning avalanches and doing other unreal stuff, watch the Art of Flight, with Travis Rice.

Here's the trailer:



Crazy mofo's

Just a shame they use these board things instead of proper mountain equipment

cristina.m 15.02.2013 13:32

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Wow! Crazy people! Gotta love them :D

hannah'sauntie 15.02.2013 16:26

Re: Skier outruns avalanche
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JBZ86 (Post 1799143)
To see some crazy dudes outrunning avalanches and doing other unreal stuff, watch the Art of Flight, with Travis Rice.

Here's the trailer:



Crazy mofo's

Just a shame they use these board things instead of proper mountain equipment


Wooooooa!!

I wish I had the tiniest fraction of their spirit! Crazy! Some people seem to need the adrenaline rush like a drug!

Guest 15.02.2013 16:37

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A vid with a near death experience will sell for an awful lot more money, I was told by one of my ex students who is a pro snowboarder from Champery area.

I understand the adrenalin rush, etc, but in a way find it perturbing that some people need to be constantly on the edge of death to find life worth living.

JBZ86 15.02.2013 16:42

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Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 1799463)
Wooooooa!!

I wish I had the tiniest fraction of their spirit! Crazy! Some people seem to need the adrenaline rush like a drug!

I am getting there :p

Hopefully the day JBZ86 was lost in an avalanche is not being discussed on EF anytime soon.

Wollishofener 15.02.2013 18:03

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Originally Posted by cristina.m (Post 1799169)
Wow! Crazy people! Gotta love them :D

You would have loved my brother ! The best was when our parents were sitting in a café just beside the ground station and somebody said "" but that chap to right up there will kill himself, mad what he is doing". Mum just dryly replied "no reason for panic, that is just our older son, he will be here in a minute and some seconds" And so he was. Some people got some snow into the coffee when he stopped :D

cristina.m 15.02.2013 18:16

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1799538)
You would have loved my brother !
... that chap to right up there will kill himself, mad what he is doing".

Seems like a crazy guy...so yeah probably my type of guy ;)

hannah'sauntie 15.02.2013 18:33

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Originally Posted by JBZ86 (Post 1799487)
I am getting there :p

Hopefully the day JBZ86 was lost in an avalanche is not being discussed on EF anytime soon.

Definitely hope not! Take care!

TiMow 15.02.2013 19:22

Re: Skier outruns avalanche
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JBZ86 (Post 1799143)
To see some crazy dudes outrunning avalanches and doing other unreal stuff, watch the Art of Flight, with Travis Rice.

Here's the trailer:



Crazy mofo's

Just a shame they use these board things instead of proper mountain equipment

It's even more impressive in 3D - unfortunately Samsung have removed it from their 'Explore 3D' Smart TV app.


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